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Summary of 'The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz'

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A Silicon Valley bestseller, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, is a business, startup and management book unlike any other. Ben Horowitz has filled this book with his invaluable experience and insight into how to build a business when things go wrong and there are no easy answers. This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to The Hard Thing About Hard Things to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this FastReads Summary & Analysis Include?  

  • Executive Summary of the Original Book
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  • Chapter-by-Chapter Synopses
  • Exposition & Analysis

Original Book Summary Overview

This book is different from other management books because it addresses problems that other books don't. It teaches you how to deal with the hard things. So, what are the hard things? Setting a big goal and getting your employees to achieve it is not a hard thing; the hard thing is when you miss that goal and have to lay people off. Other management books try to present a recipe for dealing with situations that have no recipes. There are no recipes for building a start-up or composing a hit single, or running for the president of the United States. That's the hard thing about hard things. 

Please Note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. It is meant as a supplement to, not a replacement for, The Hard Thing About Hard Things.

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  • 03-04-2019

Clumsy summarisation and poorly narrated

Some material is quoted verbatim whilst other material is dstilled into key themes and the combination is clumsy